Oscar winner Jennifer Jones dies at 90

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Jennifer Jones, an Oscar-winning Hollywood leading lady in the 1940s and 1950s, died of natural causes at her home in Malibu, California, a spokeswoman said Thursday. She was 90.

Jones, who won the best actress Oscar in 1943 for her role in "The Son of Bernadette," was hailed by critics and public alike for her roles alongside Hollywood heavyweights like Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Rock Hudson and Laurence Olivier.

She was married three times, including to "Gone With the Wind" director David Selznick and to industrialist Norton Simon, whose art collection on his death in 1943 went to found the art museum in Pasadena, California, that bears his name.

Norton Simon Museum of Art spokeswoman Leslie Denk confirmed Jones's death to the Los Angeles Times.

Jones is best remembered for "A Farewell to Arms" (1957), as well as the film for which she won the Academy Award and four other Oscar-nominated roles, in "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing" (1955); "Duel in the Sun" (1946); "Role for Love Letters" (1945) and "Since You Went Away" (1944).

Her last movie appearance was in 1974's "The Towering Inferno."

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